Fulbright’s TransAtlantic Team Collaborates On Serious Economic Crime Book

December 9, 2011

 The Government Investigations practices of the London and Washington, D.C. offices of the Firm have come  together to collaborate in writing a chapter for "Serious Economic Crime: A boardroom guide to prevention and compliance", a book recently published in association the UK's Serious Fraud Office ("SFO").

Lista M. Cannon, partner, London, and Richard C. Smith, partner, Washington, D.C., led Fulbright's team in writing the chapter.

The book includes national and global perspectives from significant government and non-governmental organisation such as the SFO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Transparency International and the World Bank Group. Fulbright's chapter, "US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act versus the UK Bribery Act: a perspective from both sides of  the Pond", sits alongside chapters provided by leading international law, accountancy and consultancy firms. A copy of Fulbright's chapter is available by clicking here.

To round off a great opportunity for the London office and the Firm, on 30 November 2011 over 400 guests, including a number of clients and friends of Fulbright, attended the launch of the book at a reception in the Great Hall of Lincoln's Inn, London. Richard Alderman, director of the SFO, gave a welcome address to guests in which he thanked participating firms for their contribution to what he considers to be an important publication.

Lista M. Cannon and Richard C. Smith were assisted in producing the chapter by Ian Pegram (London), Anne Elkins Murray and Kelly Garrett Thorman (Washington, DC).